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Called the local dealership today to make an appointment on Monday to have my tranny flushed. He asked me if I wanted to change the filter also...Uh, yeah. Why in the world would you NOT change the filter? It just hit 100K. Running 8-11 EOT/ECT delta and strong as an ox.
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Your better off just droping the pan and changing the oil. A flush only wastes oil which costs you extra money.

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I listen to BTS..never flush..drop the pan change the filters and add fluid every 30k. If you have a pre '08 replace the pan and stupid screen with a real filter and the '08 up pan.

Should cost less than $150

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Does the pan have a gasket or is it the same as the diffs?

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It has a gasket but I'm not sure if its reuseable.

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Why you would not flush it is beyond me...its the only way to exchange all the fluid out of the transmission. I say flush it and change the inline toilet paper filter.

The 'filter' in the pan is really just a screen. The inline filter is the one you want to change. And yes, the pan gasket is a reusable one.

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Even a flush will only get about 75% of the old fluid out, plus you waste ALOT of good fluid. Simply draining the pan every 30k is more then sufficiant.

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I agree with WildStyle. Why change not even half the fluid? Doesn't make sense. I did both. Dropped pan, changed inline filter, and then hot flushed.


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I flushed when I hit 35K. When I hit 60 I am going to just change what comes out of the pan and do a filter. I wouldnt flush again.

My dads 03 is about to hit 160k on his stock fluid.....Not sure what I am going to do there.... lol

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THe gasket on the transmisison is re-usable. Look at my sig for how i changed my trans fluid.
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